In 1797, Abraham Teter left Randolph County, Virginia, and settled in Monroe County, Illinois. In 1803 or 1804, he moved to Saint Clair County, where he and his wife Mary raised eleven children, including Solomon Teter and Abigail Estep. He and his wife were members of the Old Silver Creek Baptist Church. He died sometime before 1831.
History of St. Clair County, Illinois, (Philadelphia: Brink, McDonough, 1881), 166, 269; Newton Bateman and Paul Selby, eds. Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of St. Clair County, 2 vols. (Chicago: Munsell, 1907), 2:729, 889; Bond of James Estep to Solomon Teter.